Monday, 26 June 2017

My favourite LBD by River Island

The 'Little Black Dress' or LBD as it's better known is something that every woman should own in her wardrobe. Some fashion rules are plain stupid, this one is gospel. Think of it like an oath. When you start becoming fashion conscious you should take this oath and swear that you will buy and own an LBD for the rest of your life. 



The LBD is simple yet effective. It's intended to be versatile, flattering, a head turner and something that will stand the test of time in your wardrobe. It's something that can be dressed up or down and will suit every occasion you have to attend. Think of it as an investment.



The LBD stems from the wonderful Coco Chanel in the 1920's. It was later when Vogue published a sketch of one of her designs that the concept was formed. It then become a staple piece for every fashion icon through time. When I think of fashion icons in an LBD, I think of Elizabeth Taylor, Marilyn Monroe, Audrey Hepburn, Sophia Loren, Jackie Kennedy, Kate Moss, Victoria Beckham, Olivia Palermo and most recently HRH Kate Middleton.







When I was younger an LBD for me was a body con dress whether it be a maxi or midi. If you've read some of my previous fashion posts before, you will know that since having my girls, I am extremely body conscious and quite unconfident. This usually turns my much beloved shopping days into the stuff of nightmares.

However, as time goes on I am starting to get passion for fashion back along with some body confidence. I am beginning to embrace my post baby shape, after all, how can I not like something that produced 2 beautiful little girls? 

On a recent shopping trip in River Island, I came across a gorgeous black dress. At first I wasn't sure whether it was a playsuit or a dress. Its style was unusual and to be honest, I didn't think it would suit me but I knew if I didn't try it on I would regret it.

I took a size 12 and a 10 into the changing room with me. I tried the size 12 on first and I fell in love. It looked perfect. It was everything you needed in an LBD and more. It was quite loose so I decided to give the 10 a go. This is where I usually end up in a strop as I can't get clothes over my hips or chest. 




The 10 slipped on like a glove and hugged my body like a dream. I was ecstatic. It certainly gives me a fantastic shape and hides my mum tum which is always a bonus. I adore the tie neck neckline and the front split. It gives the dress the wow factor.


I don't get out much these days but on the 2 occasions I have done over the last couple of months I have worn this dress. I was hoping to capture some more fashionable shots rather than just being infront of my garden fence but with 2 young girls, I just haven't had the time or energy.



If you're looking for an LBD then I can't recommend this one enough. You can get it here, Black Dress for £45. Do you own any Little Black Dresses?





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37 comments

  1. What a gorgeous dress! You look lovely :) I haven't worn a dress since having Sophie & would love to get that confidence back x

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    1. Thank you. This one would be perfect for you if you're looking for one x

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  2. I think you look fab in this dress hun and i LOVE the shoes you have put with it, they look light blue from the pics and they look fab. Im like you end up getting mad because one size is to big and the next smaller doesn't fit over my hips and thighs!. x

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    1. Thank you. The shoes are a light/pastel blue. They are old ones from primark x

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  3. That's a fab little black dress :) I like the style, you can dress it up and down. It also looks lovely on you :) I also have one, but have yet to wear it :)

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  4. Looking gorgeous Kerry that is a fabulous little back dress love the fact it's quite edgy with its cut! x

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  5. I have 3 black dresses at home and I love to wear them for any occasion

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  6. lovely dress. I actually don't owna black dress these days!

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  7. A LBD is a staple in any ladies wardrobe. That dress really suits you. I had a little black cocktail dress and love it.

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  8. River island is one of my favourite shops, they have loads of beautiful stuff and many a time they have the perfect LBD. This one is stunning & you look fab!

    Jordanne || Thelifeofaglasgowgirl.co.uk

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  9. I love River Island and I love how chic and smart this LBD looks. It looks so tailored! x

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  10. What a beautiful dress - it looks so beautiful on you :)

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  11. Oh it is gorgeous! I haven't shopped in River Island in years but will need to pop in. You look fabulous x

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  12. That's a gorgeous dress. I don't have a LBD

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  13. Such a beautiful LBD, I can see why it is your favourite

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  14. I don't think I own a LBD at the moment. Looking good in yours!

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  15. What a lovely LBD. It's a great price too. I love the design. I don't fit in mine anymore! Boo

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    1. That's why I had to get myself a new one x

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  16. I love this look - I don't have a LBD but need to get one as they are a wardrobe staple

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  17. Every girl should have an LBD! It should be mandatory! I love yours too and it really suits you

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  18. I love your black dress. I own quite a few black dresses. It is one of the easiest pieces to style.

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  19. I am all about black so have a few black dresses - I find they are such a chic go to piece and everyone should have one in their wardrobe. Loooove this one on you

    Laura x

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  20. You look fab! I don't own a LBD because I prefer a bit of pattern to make up for my boring t shirt and jeans day look

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  21. Oh this is gorgeous! I love a LBD! My trusty go to outfit!

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  22. this is so lovely, really like the different lengths of the skirt part. You look so glam!! x

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  23. What a gorgeous dress, it really suits you! I think you look amazing! x

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  24. I'm not really a dress person, I have never found any that I feel comfortable in, you look absolutely fab though! xx

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  25. Oh wow you look gorgeous Kerry. The dress really suits you. Can't go wrong with a LBD xx

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  26. I need to get a LBD for myself. This one really suits you.

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